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Box Office: Begum Jaan gets poor opening

April 17, 2017 18:32 IST

The hits and misses of the week.

Vidya Balan's Begum Jaan has released to mixed reviews and poor box office collections. 

Trade analyst Vinod Mirani gives us the weekly verdict.

 

Begum Jaan

Cast: Vidya Balan, Ila Arun, Naseeruddin Shah, Rajit Kapoor, Ashish Vidyarthi, Vivek Mushran, Chunky Pandey, Gauahar Khan, Pallavi Sharda.

Director: Srijit Mukherji.

What works: Vidya Balan.

What doesn't: Loud, melodramatic and shallow.

Number of weeks: New.

BO verdict: Poor Opening.

Read the reviews here: Sukanya Verma / Sreehari Nair

 

Laali Ki Shaadi Mein Laaddoo Deewana

Cast: Vivaan Shah, Akshara Haasan, Gurmeet Choudhary.

Director: Manish Harishankar.

What works: Sincere film.

What doesn't: Bad performances, mediocre.

Number of weeks: 1.

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the review here

 

Mukti Bhawan

Cast: Adil Hussain, Lalit Behl, Geetanjali Kulkarni, Paomi Ghosh.

Director: Shubhashish Bhutiani.

What works: Good performances, story, direction.

What doesn't: Drags in parts.

Number of weeks: 1.

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the review here

 

Naam Shabana

Cast: Taapsee Pannu, Akshay Kumar, Manoj Bajpayee, Anupam Kher, Prithviraj Sukumaran, Danny Denzongpa.

Director: Shivam Nair.

What works: Taapsee Pannu.

What doesn't: The background score, predictable.

Number of weeks: 2.

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the review here

 

Poorna

Cast: Rahul Bose, Aditi Inamdar, S Mariya, Dhritiman Chatterjee, Harsha Vardhan.

Director: Rahul Bose.

What works: The actors, the real-life tale of a hero.

What doesn't: The dialogues.

Number of weeks: 2.

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the review here

 

Phillauri

Cast:  Anushka Sharma, Diljit Dosanjh, Suraj Sharma and Mehreen Pirzada.

Director: Anshai Lal.

What works: Actors, songs.

What doesn't: Poor climax, lackluster editing, monotonous.

Number of weeks: 3.

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the review here

 

Anarkali Of Arrah

Cast:  Swara Bhaskar, Sanjay Mishra, Pankaj Tripathy.

Director: Avinash Das.

What works: Actors, music, sound, cinematography, production design, dialogues and direction.

What doesn't: Second half could have been tighter.

Number of weeks: 3.

BO verdict: Poor.

Read the review here

 

Machine

Cast:  Mustafa Burmawalla, Kiara Advani.

Director: Abbas-Mustan.

What works: Nothing!

What doesn't: Bad performances, weak plot.

Number of weeks: 4.

BO verdict: Disaster.

Read the review here

 

Trapped

Cast: Rajkummar Rao, Geetanjali Thapa.

Director: Vikramaditya Motwane

What works: Rajkummar Rao.

What doesn't: Too dark.

Number of weeks: 4.

BO verdict: Disaster.

Read the review here

 

Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya

Cast: Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Sahil Vaid.

Director: Shashank Khaitan.

What works: Good performances by the lead cast.

What doesn't: Old story in a new bottle, poor detailing.

Number of weeks: 5.

BO verdict: Super hit.

Read the reviews: Raja SenSukanya Verma